Tuesday, August 31


 We're working on something.  It's a surprise (unless you already know about it).  Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, everything else looks like this:

Monday, August 30


I'm trying to move away from pile-of-shoes-on-the-floor lifestyle, so I copycated this girl from Ikea Hacker.  I used parts from two Hyllis shelving units ($14.99/ea), drilled a few extra holes, overlapped some parts, and voila.  A shelf so tall I have a hard time reaching the boots at the top.
I didn't think for a second about taking any before or during pictures.  But here's one to kind of show how it's overlapped/put together?
Mostly I'm excited that 1) I figured out the space right, and it fits, 2) the shoes are outside my room, with it's white, already dirty floors (the shelf is in a little nook at the top of my stairs).

Monday, August 16


A couple boring process shots.  One crate at a time.


It's been a long time since I had a closet.  Like one with a door and everything.
At new house, it somehow worked out that I got the third floor bedroom*.  Anyway, this room comes with a nook (to be explored later) and a closet!
It was set up really badly from the get go:

two bars (one behind the other?) and this big giant shelf, and tons of empty up-in-the-air space.
Painted.  Bought (and, at great frustration) hung two clothes bars the long way, one the short way.  Put up a little shelf.  Started bringing my (primarily b/w horizontally striped?) clothes in.

I'm really really excited.  A closet!   (Closets are really hard to take pictures of - who knew?). 

*it's kind of a hike to get to the third floor, but I think it'll be worth it?  At Oxford St. I was on the second floor.  You know, near the bathroom, near the downstairs, near everything.  But with no closet (or floor).  So here, we mix it up. 

Friday, August 6


Knock knock.  (This is our chicken door knocker that came with our new, very old house).

More updates soon, as we slowly slowly move in.